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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Ostreopsis labens Faust et Morton 1995

Scientific synonyms and common names

Nomenclatural Types:


Ostreopsis labens Faust and Morton, 1995: figs. 4, 5

Type locality:

Caribbean Sea: Man of War Cay, Belize, Central America


The name 'labens'' originates from Latin and refers to 'gliding down', moving gently in smooth marine waters, which describes this species' distinctive swimming behavior (Faust and Morton, 1995).

Ostreopsis labens